Videos tagged with "10th"
Culross West Fife Scotland [01:34]
Tour Scotland video of photographs of Culross on visit to West Fife. This Scottish originally served served as a port city on the Firth of Forth and is believed to have been founded by Saint Serf during the 6th century. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the town was a centre of the coal mining industry. Sir George Bruce of Carnock, who built the splendid 'Palace' of Culross and whose elaborate family monument stands in the north transept of the Abbey church, established at Culross, the first coal mine in the world to extend under the sea, in 1575. Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald spent much of his early life in Culross, where his family had an estate. There is now a bust in his honour outside the Culross Town House. He was the first Vice Admiral of Chile. A small selection of my personal photographs shot on small group tours of Scotland.
Colonel James Gardiner Grave Graveyard Carriden Bo'ness West Lothian Scotland [00:36]
Tour Scotland video of the Colonel James Gardiner gravestone in the old graveyard at Carriden on visit to Bo'ness, West Lothian. James, born 10th of January 1687, died, 21st September 1745, was a Scottish soldier who fought in the British Army, including during the 1745 Jacobite rising. He was born at Carriden, educated in Linlithgow, and joined the army at the age of fourteen. He served with distinction in several battles and was promoted through the ranks to Colonel in 1743. Gardiner was known as a rake in his youth, but had a religious experience in 1719 and became a devout convert. In 1726 he married Frances Erskine, daughter to the ninth Earl of Buchan; five of their thirteen children survived to adulthood. During the Battle of Ramillies he was shot through the mouth and nearly killed by a French soldier who had returned to plunder the dead. However, Gardiner was spared after being mistaken for a French soldier. At the Battle of Prestonpans he was mortally wounded by the Highlanders after his dragoons had fled the field and he was attempting to rally some footsoldiers. He received a mortal blow whilst wounded on the ground and was stripped to the waist as his possessions were looted by the Highlanders. After the battle Gardiner was carried from the field by a servant to nearby Tranent where he soon died. By a quirk of fate Gardiner lived close to the battlefield in Bankton House. " A brave soldier and a devout Christian. I have fought a good fight, I have kept the ...
Frederick Thomson Gravestone Western Cemetery Dundee Scotland [00:47]
Tour Scotland video of the Frederick Thomson gravestone on visit to the Western Cemetery in Dundee. Frederick was born on 10th of April, 1864 and died on 4th of September, 1917. His father, William Thomson, was a successful draper and later a shipowner, and in 1884 became the major shareholder of the Dundee Courier & Daily Argus. Frederick, joined the company in 1888. In 1905, DC Thomson Ltd. was founded with £60000 capital. William, the father, David Coupar, the other son, and Frederick had all but four of the company shares which were valued at £10 per share. Each wife had an allocation of one share. When Frederick died in 1917, DC became the sole proprietor of the company.
Sunset at Dunure, Scotland 10th August 2012 [02:27]
A lovely evening at Dunure for a BBQ :) Taken on my mobile, sorry for shakes!!!
John Roy Gravestone Lundie Angus Scotland [00:34]
Tour Scotland video of the John Roy gravestone in the churchyard in Lundie on visit to Angus Region. Erected by the Kirk Session and a few friends in memory of Mr John Roy, schoolmaster of Lundie who died 10th of January, 1874, aged 78. In early life he taught at Dundee and Broughty Ferry. He settled in Lundie in 1841 and resigned on 15th of May, 1874. Successful as a teacher and faithful as on office bearer of the church he died deeply lamented. Janet Law, his wife, died 20th April, 1885, aged 81.